About the tour: Cruising Andalucian Treasures & Portugal's Algarve by Air

A cruise on the Guadalquivir and Guadiana rivers takes you to the most renowned sites in southern Spain. The Guadalquivir flows through south-western Europe and the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia, allowing for a great tour of not only its capital, Seville, but also historic towns such as Jerez, Cadiz and Granada, enjoying the traditional flamenco and the delights of the local gastronomy. Embark on a journey combining local culture, European history and picturesque stopovers, including Seville with its Plaza de Plaza de España, a square decorated with azulejos and built especially for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929; Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe; Granada and its Moorish monuments and palaces; and Cordoba, home of the Mezquita — a vast mosque with a cathedral rising at its centre. To truly capture the feeling of 'mañana mañana', you travel in maximum comfort on board CroisiEurope's premium ship, the MS Belle de Cadix, sailing the Guadalquivir and the Guadiana.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • Return flights to Seville
  • Airport Transfers in Spain

8 days from £1599 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Seville and transfer to your cruise ship, MS Belle de Cadix, for our seven-night cruise. A welcome cocktail will be served in the lounge, followed by dinner on board.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today, enjoy free time in Seville, or why not join our optional excursion to Cordoba. Cordoba's golden era started in the 8th century when it was conquered by the Moors who built around 300 mosques and countless palaces and public buildings, rivalling the splendours of Constantinople, Damascus and Baghdad

    In the 13th century, under the reign of Fernando III the Saint, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was transformed into a cathedral and new defensive structures were built, namely the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Calahorra Tower.

    After lunch in a restaurant, enjoy some free time and succumb to the charms of the city before heading back to Seville.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cordoba
    Cordoba

    Included Highlights

    • Seville

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Cordoba
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Join us this morning for an optional guided tour of Seville and discovery of the Alcazar and the cathedral. We start off our visit with the azulejos that adorn the Plaza de España before we move on to the Santa Cruz district. Sheltered behind the former perimeter wall, what used to be the Jewish district belongs to the historic heart of the city and is surrounded by the most famous buildings of the Andalusian capital.

    Afterwards, we discover the Alcazar, one of the oldest Royal Palaces in Europe. The visit will end with Seville's cathedral, providing one of the last testimonies to the Gothic style. This structure was built over the ruins of an Almohad mosque as a symbol of the capital's prosperous status of great commercial town after the Reconquista.

    The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Cadiz.

    Tonight, join our optional Flamenco evening onboard our ship. Flamenco (cante flamenco) is an art created by the Gypsy and Andalusian people based on popular folklore borne from the various cultures which flourished throughout the centuries in Spain. Immerse yourself in the most famous Spanish tradition!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Seville
    Seville

    Included Highlights

    • Seville

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Flamenco Evening
    TBC
    • Guided Tour of Seville
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Enjoy free time in Cadiz or join our optional morning excursion to Jerez, capital of wine and horses and the birthplace of flamenco song. A panoramic tour will enable you to see the Alcazar and the cathedral.

    The tour will continue with a visit to a 'ganadería'— a property where bulls are raised — and the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture.

    We return to our ship for lunch, after which, why not join our optional guided tour of Cadiz, a wonderful town of white and blue buildings which is an astonishing mix of historic and cultural wealth.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cadiz
    Cádiz

    Included Highlights

    • Cadiz

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Guided Tour of Cadiz
    TBC
    • Jerez
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We have breakfast as we cruise, continuing our journey along the Guadiana, sailing up river to Alcoutim. As we sail, we cruise past fabulous landscapes and villages that time has forgotten. We arrive mid-morning in Alcoutim, a typical Algarve village.

    We have some free time before returning to our ship for lunch. The cruise departs once more for Vila Real de Santo António, where we arrive later this afternoon.

    We have free time in Vila Real (the town centre and beach are close to the mooring), or you can join an optional excursion to Faro. We begin our visit with the cathedral (entrance not included). Originally built as a church in the 13th and 14th centuries, Saint Mary became a cathedral in the 16th century. A few elements still remain from the original church including the bell tower and two chapels at the crossing of the transept.

    After a tour on foot of the old town, we head to Tavira. White walls, Moorish-style doors and roofs are characteristic of this lovely coastal town, crossed by the river Gilão and boasting several beautiful bridges, including Ponte Romana with its seven Roman arches. We return to our ship in Vila Real de Santo António.

    Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment on board. We start cruising this evening and cruise through the night towards El Puerto de Santa Maria.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Faro
    Faro

    Included Highlights

    • Vila Real de Santo António
    • Alcoutim

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Faro and Tavira
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We arrive early this morning in El Puerto de Santa Maria where you can enjoy free time or join our optional tour of the Osborne cellar and tasting of local wines.

    Our tour begins on foot, with our hostess for one of the oldest bodegas in the region, the Osborne Bodega, which began producing wine in 1772. The iconic Osborne bull silhouette has become part of the landscape in the area. We enjoy a tasting of three different wines along with some regional products.

    This afternoon, we cruise to Isla Minima, passing the Doñana National Park — designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve — and the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda.

    After dinner, we visit a typical Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir. Admire the beautiful architecture with its impressive Andalusian patio and watch a horse show in the private arena.

    At the end of the evening, we will return to our ship and sail through the night towards Seville.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    El Puerto de Santa Maria
    El Puerto de Santa Maria

    Included Highlights

    • Andalucian Hacienda and Horse Show
    • El Puerto de Santa Maria

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Osborne Bodega
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Early arrival in Seville. Today, we travel by coach to enjoy a full-day visit to Granada.

    On arrival, we begin our tour at the Alhambra Palace, one of the major monuments of Islamic architecture and the most majestic medieval fortress in the Mediterranean.

    The tour continues with a visit to the Generalife, adjacent to the Alhambra, which was the summer residence of the Nasrid rulers, and its marvellous 14th-century gardens.

    We travel into town for lunch in a local restaurant, after which you can take advantage of a free afternoon — maybe visit the Albayzin district which offers a magnificent view of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada.

    We return by coach to Seville to enjoy a gala dinner evening onboard our ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Alhambra Palace
    Alhambra

    Included Highlights

    • Generalife
    • Granada
    • Alhambra Palace

    We disembark our ship this morning and travel by coach to Seville Airport for our return flight to the UK.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Cruising Andalucian Treasures & Portugal's Algarve by Air 8 days from £1599pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will cruise for seven nights on CroisiEurope’s Premium Class ship, the MS Belle de Cadix.

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
    Flights to/from Seville are available from Bristol, Gatwick and Stansted.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss. Airport transfers maybe operated as a group and may incur a waiting time.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

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